A few years ago, the notion of using a smartphone as a legitimate learning tool seemed improbable, if not out-and-out foolish. Students, in most cases were either prohibited from bringing their mobile phones to school, or at the very least told to leave them in their lockers or turned off and stored in their backpacks during school hours. However, according to a recent survey conducted by MDR’s EdNET Insight research services for Mimio, what many students are going to hear is, “Class, turn on your mobile phone; it’s time to learn.”
Many years ago, as a school sports organiser, I maintained kits of equipment for sports teams – a bag of mitts, bats, helmets and catcher's gear for the baseball and softball teams, stumps, bats, helmets and keeper's gear for ...
Here are 10 current strategies for the BYOD classroom as the solution still continues to continues to grow because more and more teachers can attest to it being a way to open up access and improve learning for more students.
Check out these 5 guidelines to see how Brebeuf Jesuit in Indianapolis and Spokane (WA) Public Schools effectively switched from backpacks to BYOD. (More great #Brebeuf news MT @BlackboardK12: Looking to create a #BYOD program?
BYOD is not the only choice for digital device implementation. Class sets of iPads have an important place as well (RT @VideoCentricLtd: The BYOD classroom vs the iPad Classroom. Which way will your school choose?
Kajeet Provides Off-Campus Internet to Students at Forsyth County Schools HispanicBusiness.com FCS extended its Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program to offer students without off-campus Internet access the connectivity they need with the Kajeet...
Students complete assignments whether it's homework, class work, projects and tests all online using various websites, such as, Edmodo, Tumblr and Instagram on their BYOD devices. They also use their smart phones, iPads ...
Learning was never intended to begin and end at the school doors. Today's students have embraced mobile technology, and educators can no longer ignore this reality.
In Bring Your Own Learning, highly respected educational technologist Lenny Schad tells the story of leading his large Texas school district through a program of inclusion, where it no longer matters what technology is being used or who owns the device. What matters is that students learn in the ways that make sense to them and their teachers.
Schad discusses what worked and what needed to be reworked in his district. If you've been struggling with how to respond to the bring-your-own-device revolution, this is the perfect place to start.
To accommodate BYOD preferences, group meeting room design must abandon the appliance-based, proprietary solution model. Instead, group meetings rooms need to be equipped in a way that allows participants to use their preferred device as the centerpiece of the collaboration experience
Press Release: Vaddio White Paper Looks at BYOD and Group Collaboration: How to Collaborate with Ease on Any Device http://t.co/XWTEGgL1Ll
Leanne Windsor's insight:
Worth considering for learning space design in schools.....
"To accommodate BYOD preferences, group meeting room design must abandon the appliance-based, proprietary solution model. Instead, group meetings rooms need to be equipped in a way that allows participants to use their preferred device as the centerpiece of the collaboration experience"
The nine-question survey polled more than 150 educational professionals, including school district technology, instructional media services, and curriculum directors, coordinators and specialists. Respondents were asked the impact that consumer technology devices and bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) initiatives were likely to have on future interactive classroom planning and purchases.
Students in many school districts throughout the country carry more than textbooks in their backpacks: They pack laptops, tablets or smartphones as more and more school districts adopt Bring Your Own Device policies.
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